KC Prosecutors Seek A Second Criminal Charge Against Catholic Bishop

Kansas City prosecutors have petitioned a judge to add a second criminal charge in addition to the pending charge against Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Bishop Robert Finn. This new criminal would involved failure to report suspicions of child abuse.
According to the Belleville News Democrat, “Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a news release that the original charge covered events from December 2010 to May 2011. The new charge splits that span into two separate time frames.
The first period would cover December 2010 to February 2011, a span in which the church learned of the photographs. During this time, Ratigan also attempted suicide and was sent for medical treatment. The second period would begin Feb. 11, 2011, the date Finn sent Ratigan a letter outlining restrictions on his conduct.”